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MEU1 Document Certification

We are applying for a MEU1 and believe we have the various documents required for the interview.

Only part we are stumped on is as of Oct 2 2017 documents have to be signed by the Certification Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus.

Has anyone gone through this process and can advise.  Does this mean we have to go to Nicosia for this service or is it something the regional offices can do?

Many thanks for any assistance on this.

where have you heard or read this as ive not heard of it having to be signed by anyone

are you sure you are not getting confused with the Permanent Residency or Cypriot citizenship applications requirements . . . PR is different to OR (Ordinary Residence).... OR is what most migrant get for residency here as an EU national - are you both EU nationals and Citizenship is even more different

Toon, any advice appreciated.  Wife was shown poster when making appointment for yellow slip interview that stated:

Important announcement on the certification of foreign public documents

Any document submitted at Civil Registry and Migration Dept must necessarily, in addition to other certifications (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of country of issue and competent consular authority), also be certified by the Certification Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus.

It is emphasised that the date of implementation of the above is set to be October 2, 2017. After this date, documents not certified by the Certification Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus will not be accepted.

Some recent (this past week) facebook posts regarding this, it seems to apply to marriage and birth certificates.
They now require to have an official stamp from the UK.

Terry

i think that a phone call or email to the immigration dept will help to clarify this requirement

Cannot find the OP on facebook but the people in question had an appointment and the list of requirements, went to the immigration office only to be told that the rules had changed the week before and the documents now needed to be officially stamped as genuine by the issuing country.

Terry

Hmmmm details at bottom of Immigration checklist states Apostle or certified from Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Visit to Ministry today and apparently you either have to have both or you can go to a judge and swear an affidavit that the passport copy is a true copy of the passport you also have to supply!! Off for interview tomorrow just to see what they say and either a) Use a fixer or b) collate the paperwork and practise hoop jumping.  Will update the latest procedure tomorrow. Thanks for all the advice much appreciated.

RedGeddes :

Hmmmm details at bottom of Immigration checklist states Apostle or certified from Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Visit to Ministry today and apparently you either have to have both or you can go to a judge and swear an affidavit that the passport copy is a true copy of the passport you also have to supply!! Off for interview tomorrow just to see what they say and either a) Use a fixer or b) collate the paperwork and practise hoop jumping.  Will update the latest procedure tomorrow. Thanks for all the advice much appreciated.

sorry couldnt be more help as its new stuff  = i sure as hell didnt know about it but now i do and we have friends moving over from Malta in January so they will need to know this too.. so thanks for the heads up -  and good luck

looking forward to the update  - thanks RedG

Absolutely shocked, went to immigration interview today expecting a knock back.  Last there couldn't have been more helpful and yellow slip ready on Thursday.

Certification from Ministry only for certain countries in EU, UK still has record of good standing with Cyprus so just needed forms.  Initial interview to book interview, collate documents as detailed on check sheet provided, turn up for second interview with said documents and pay €2 stamps and €20 per person. Quite straightforward once you know.  Thanks again to all for advice.

ah thats the way it was when we did ours three years ago - so its the same for now  - excellent  - many thanks RedG

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